CanWaCH Members work every day to ensure that women, children and adolescents around the world are able to realize their right to thrive in full health. 

Representing a diversity of organizations, academics, and health professionals across Canada, the CanWaCH Membership forms a strong Canada-wide network that brings considerable value to the work of CanWaCH. In exchange, Members have opportunities to increase collaboration, strengthen capacity, and exchange knowledge. In addition to Members, CanWaCH Associates are a diverse group of academics, health professionals, students, international organizations, and others working to ensure women and children can achieve their right to health.

Both Members and Associates have access to wide variety of benefits, including:

Opportunities for sector collaboration, coherence and coordination. By working together, Members and Associates enhance the sector’s ability to coordinate efforts, innovate approaches and amplify diverse perspectives and voices through thought leadership and evidence to action initiatives.
Prioritized promotion of submitted content in CanWaCH monthly newsletter and via social media channels.
Prioritized promotion of articles, events, press releases, news and commentary, job postings and other content on the CanWaCH website.
Eligibility for discounts on registration fees for CanWaCH events, including the CanWaCH Annual General Meeting, conferences, workshops and other training opportunities. Member discounts (if a fee is applicable) will be listed for the respective events.
Help guide the direction of CanWaCH by nominating and voting on candidates for the Board of Directors and participating in the CanWaCH AGM.
Eligibility for application to participate in CanWaCH working groups: Metrics Working Group, Public Engagement Working Group, Stakeholder Engagement and Policy Working Group and Gender Equality Working Group.


Canadian-based organizations with full voting rights.


Non-voting participants (often individuals) who do not meet all criteria for full membership.